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dc.creatorReiter, Bernd
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-07T17:11:22Z
dc.date.available2020-12-07T17:11:22Z
dc.date.issued2017-02
dc.identifier.citationReiter, B. (2017). Theory and methodology of exploratory social science research. International Journal of Science & Research Methodology, 5(4), 129-150.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/86610
dc.identifier.urihttps://ijsrm.humanjournals.com/2017/02/
dc.description.abstractConfirmatory, deductive research cannot produce absolute truths, according Karl POPPER (2002). If we accept this premise, then it is worth giving inductive and explorative research another chance. Exploration can produce valid and insightful findings in the social sciences, if conducted in a transparent and self-reflexive way. It can also profit from applying dialectical thinking. This article proposes a rationale for exploration in the social sciences and it elaborates the criteria on which such research must stand.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectExploratory Methodsen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Methodsen_US
dc.subjectInterpretative Methodsen_US
dc.subjectDialecticsen_US
dc.subjectEpistemologyen_US
dc.titleTheory and methodology of exploratory social science researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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